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About us2019-03-07T08:26:46+00:00

About us


  • RBN designs and installs a complete Solar PV Energy Solution on your property, at our own cost.
  • RBN supplies you with the electricity output at a discounted rate, with fixed escalations.
  • Savings are generated from day 1.
  • RBN is responsible for all operational and insurance cost of your system.
  • Your solar generation is independent of annual Eskom increases.
  • You receive electricity rated BBBEE level 1

Meet the Team:


Riaan Barkhuizen – Director

Is a Professional Electrical and Electronic Engineer and currently heads up RBNs technical department. Riaan brings a wealth of project execution experience and has an extensive history in Mega Projects for the mining industry. Riaan has a keen interest in clean-tech and solar PV in particular and have been hooked on this technology since 2016. During this time he developed two ECSA accredited training courses and was involved in the development of 4mW Rooftop solar PV Projects.

Albert van Niekerk – Director

Completed his Actuarial Science degree at UP, and currently holds a position as an executive director at RBN. After stints in the financial markets, Albert started his business career creating the first online fractional business investment structure, after which he became a founding partner of African Frontier Holdings, a vertically integrated FMCG holding company which at its peak generated over R1 Billion in annual turnover with a staff compliment in excess of 1 800 people. Albert has completed various Solar PV training courses and is certified in most aspects of Solar PV project development.

Pieter Botes – Director

Competed his Master’s Degree in Business Leadership (‘MBL’) currently holds a position as Senior manager at Deloitte in the Global Investment and Innovation Incentives Division. Pieter started his career at Investec and RMB where he was a portfolio manager within the Private Banking sphere. He has held positions as Investment Manager with the Pan-African Impact Investor Grofin and as Portfolio Manager at National Treasury the Jobs Fund looking after a multi-billion rand portfolio. Pieter has completed various Solar PV training courses and is certified in most aspects of Solar PV project development.

Arno Lawrenz – Non-Executive Director

Holds the position as Global Investment Strategist at Ashburton Investments. He previously served as the Chief Investment Officer at Atlantic Asset Management (Pty) Limited. Previously, he was the Head of Fixed Interest at Old Mutual Investment Group (Pty) Limited. Mr. Lawrenz joined Old Mutual Asset Managers in July 2003. He was the Head of Fixed Interest at Coronation Fund Managers and a Portfolio Manager of Coronation’s strategic income, bond, income, and money market funds. Mr. Lawrenz was a Portfolio Manager at Gensec Asset Management (now SIM), there he was the Manager of Sanlam’s annuity portfolios and policyholder bond funds. He was a Fixed Interest Portfolio Manager at Southern Asset Management, and was a joint Manager of all fixed interest portfolios. He was a Quantitative Analyst covering both bond and equity markets at Sanlam Investments. Mr. Lawrenz is a C.F.A. charter holder.

Be a visionary


Did you know that these top visionary companies use solar

Target Corporation (147.5 MW). The retailer currently has 300 buildings equipped with panels.

IKEA (44 MW). Ninety-one percent of IKEA stores are powered by the sun.

Apple (93.9 MW). Its global facilities are powered with 100 percent clean energy which includes solar power.